The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1495

Builder Identification

Scotland until c.1868; Chicago, Illinois by 1868-c.1871.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Born 1827/1828 in Scotland; in Chicago, Illinois by 1868, wine dealer, bookkeeper, organist; partner of William Jackson in Davie, Jackson & Co. of Chicago, 1870/1871.


    • With W. Jackson: Patent #103,723; 31 May 1870; organ..
    • Alone: Patent #278,515; 29 May 1883; reed organ swell.


    • Local directories of the period.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 306.
    • Stopt Diapason (Chicago-Midwest Chapter of the Organ Historical Society, Hoffman Estates, IL). 25, 29].

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Charles H. Davie.

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